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Issue #13-36,  Sept. 9, 2013

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TOP NEWS

In Beijing, Bolen, Other GA Leaders Welcome New APEC Guidelines for Business Aviation
Business aviation in China and across the Asia-Pacific region reached an important milestone with the Sept. 6 unveiling of principles for the industry's development by Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) transportation ministers. After attending the unveiling of the APEC principles in Tokyo, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen hosted a Sept. 9 press conference in Beijing with several general aviation leaders to welcome the new guidelines. At that event, Bolen noted: "Recognition by APEC that business aviation operations should be treated as non-commercial, with the freedom to fly among all of the economies of the region, is essential to the growth of this vitally important mode of transportation in today's global economic business environment." Learn more about the APEC principles, and NBAA's involvement in their development .

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Last Call to Take 2012 General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey
Each year, the FAA invites owners of GA aircraft to participate in the General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, which is used by the FAA for planning purposes and by the industry for statistical data. NBAA strongly encourages all aircraft owners who have been invited to participate in the 2012 survey to complete it online or via the mail before the survey closes. Learn more about the FAA's GA survey .

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'Behavioral Drift' Threatens the Safety of Flight Operations
When the NBAA Safety Committee put together its list of Top 10 safety concerns earlier this year, the potential threat of "deteriorating professionalism" was on the committee’s radar. "In aviation, we all have a very defined set of procedures," explained committee member and CitationAir Vice President for Safety Bill Grimes. "As the established norms of an organization are eroded away, they're replaced by work-arounds that eventually set new standards. People start cutting corners to get the job done." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on how to maintain professionalism in your organization .

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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary, CSX Chair John Snow to Speak at NBAA2013
The impact of an increasingly competitive global economy on business aviation will be the focus of a keynote address delivered by former U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow at the Oct. 22 Opening General Session of NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013) in Las Vegas, NV. Snow served as the U.S. treasury secretary under President George W. Bush, and has considerable experience with business aviation from his tenure as president, CEO and chairman of CSX Corporation, a long-standing NBAA Member Company. Learn more about Snow and the Opening General Session .

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INDUSTRY ADVOCACY

Lawmakers Return to Washington, and NBAA Has Tools for You to Make Your Voice Heard
The month of August provided a welcome opportunity for NBAA representatives and other personnel with close ties to the business aviation community to meet with congressional leaders as these lawmakers visited with their constituents during the summer recess. NBAA and others in the industry offer several tools to assist Members in maintaining that important grassroots dialogue, even as Congress returns to session this week. Read more about the tools that NBAA Members can use when communicating with elected officials .

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Kansas Proclaims Aviation Appreciation Month, Kicks Off First Aviation Expo
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed September "Aviation Appreciation Month" in the Sunflower State, kicking off celebrations that will culminate with a first-ever Kansas Aviation Expo on Sept. 26 and 27. "[Aviation] is the second largest contributor to the Kansas economy, and contributes more aircraft to the world economy than anywhere else," Brownback said in the proclamation. The governor also noted that Kansas is home to many large and small aviation-related businesses that keep skilled Kansas workers employed. Learn more about aviation in Kansas .

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FEATURED STORY

Airplane Helps Small Firm Achieve Big Things
For professional-services firms, face-to-face meetings can be crucial to the success of a project and business relationships. That's certainly true for Indiana-based TEG Architects, which specializes in hospital renovation and construction. The company's Cessna Citation CJ2+ "helps us get there and collaborate with our clients for better outcomes than if we were emailing or talking over a Skype connection," said President R. Wayne Estopinal. "When we visit a client, we try and physically experience the problems these hospitals are experiencing. Collaborating with them on site makes a world of difference." Read more about how TEG Architects' aircraft helps them collaborate in the latest edition of Business Aviation Insider .

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Teterboro and London Biggin Hill Now Sister Airports
Two well-established business aviation airports – one on either side of the Atlantic – recently announced a unique "sister airport" relationship. New Jersey's Teterboro Airport and London's Biggin Hill Airport recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that "provides the platform for international cooperation and customer service," according to a Biggin Hill Airport statement. The MOU encourages mutual assistance and participation by both parties, with a focus on communication, security and safety. Learn more about this "sister" airport agreement .

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REGIONAL NEWS

NBAA and PNBAA Hosting Legislative Town Hall in Seattle, Sept. 23
NBAA is partnering with the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) to host a town hall meeting on Sept. 23 to discuss the current legislative and regulatory environment for business flying nationwide and in the state of Washington. NBAA Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Lisa Piccione will cover the legislative issues the industry faces. In addition, PNBAA's Alan Burnett will join NBAA Vice President, Operational Excellence & Professional Development Mike Nichols and Senior Manager of Finance and Tax Policy Scott O'Brien in discussing current regulatory and tax issues. The town hall will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Flight's William M. Allen Theater at Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle. For more information, contact NBAA's Northwest Regional Representative Kristi Ivey at kivey@nbaa.org .

 

Knapp State Airport Essential to Vermont Capitol Region Economy
Vermont's Rutland Herald newspaper recently declared that business use of the Edward F. Knapp State Airport in Barre is "vital" to the economy because it provides easy access to the Barre-Montpelier area. "For many citizens our airport is out of sight so it's out of mind," said George Malek, president of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. "They see local businesses prospering and working with larger businesses elsewhere, but they often don't realize that our airport was the front door for the larger businesses." Learn more about Knapp airport .

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TFRs in New York Area for UN General Assembly
The FAA plans to issue temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) during the 68th United Nations General Assembly session later this month in New York City. The first TFR, in effect Sept. 18 to 30, only impacts VFR operations at the Manhattan heliports. The second TFR, in effect Sept. 23 and 24, will prohibit GA operations at LaGuardia (LGA), but aircraft meeting the TFR requirements will be able to access Republic (FRG), Westchester County (HPN) and Teterboro (TEB) airports. During this TFR, gateway procedures will be established at FRG and Linden (LDJ) for the Manhattan heliports. The third TFR, in effect Sept. 23 and 24, will provide ingress/egress procedures for Morristown Municipal (MMU). Finally, the fourth TFR, in effect Sept. 23 and 24, will prohibit GA operations at JFK. Review the Flight Advisory .

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New York's LaGuardia Runway 4 ILS Glideslope Currently Unavailable
During a recent FAA Flight Check on the instrument landing system (ILS) for Runway 4 at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA), a building was identified as an obstacle, causing the glideslope to be unavailable until further notice. The FAA is seeking a resolution, but this issue will likely increase the chances of an ILS13 configuration at LGA and JFK during IFR conditions. This configuration creates significant arrival delays at TEB, as air traffic control is unable to run LGA and TEB arrivals simultaneously. When more information is available, NBAA will notify operators via Airspace Alerts and in the Update. For more information, see NBAA's Teterboro airport web page .

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Descend Via Clearances Resumed on IVANE2 STAR Into Charlotte International
Effective Sept. 4, air traffic control resumed issuing "Descend Via" clearances at Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) for flights on a south configuration utilizing runways 18L, 18C, 18R or 23. The "Descend Via" clearances on the south configuration on the IVANE2 (RNAV) STAR had been suspended earlier this summer, on July 24. For answers to any questions, contact the FAA's Tim Chambers at tim.chambers@faa.gov .

 

New Westbound Routings Out of Chicago Area Airports Effective Oct. 17
Effective Oct. 17, new westbound departure routings will be instituted for traffic departing the Chicago metropolitan area airports. The FAA released a Letter to Airmen last month outlining the new routings, which will be based on a flight's airport of departure. The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) has posted details on the new routings online. For guidance on using the new westbound departures out of Chicago's satellite airports, see the CABAA website . Further details can be found on the NBAA airports web page .

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REGIONAL EVENTS
 
 

Sept. 10, 2013
Northern California Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
Mountain View, CA  

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Sept. 10, 2013
Arizona Business Aviation Assn. Meeting 
Scottsdale, AZ  

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Sept. 10, 2013
New Jersey Aviation Assn. Legislative Awards Luncheon
Princeton, NJ 
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Sept. 11, 2013
South Florida Business Aviation Assn. Meeting
West Palm Beach, FL 
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Sept. 16, 2013
Southern California Aviation Assn. 5th Annual Safety Standdown
Carlsbad, CA 

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Sept. 17, 2013
Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers International Trip Planning Workshop
Seattle, WA  

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NBAA NEWS

Don't Miss Local and Regional Group Networking Session at NBAA2013
Representatives from business aviation groups from around the country will convene at the annual Local and Regional Group Networking Session at 1 p.m. on Oct. 23 at NBAA2013. "Whether a regional group is old or new, large or small, this networking session provides a unique, once-a-year opportunity to hear from other groups, meet with new associates, catch up with old ones, share strategies and ideas, and take advantage of the synergy that is becoming a hallmark of these groups," said Don Hitch, chairman of the Local and Regional Group Subcommittee of the NBAA Access Committee. Learn more about the regional group networking session at NBAA2013 .

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NBAA Announces ABACE2014 Call for Speakers
NBAA has issued a call for entries for education presentations at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2014), which will be held April 15 to 17 at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Centre. Education session proposals must provide content relevant to business aircraft ownership and operations, and presenters must have proven business aviation experience/expertise in the Asian marketplace. The deadline for proposals is Sept. 30. Learn more about the ABACE RFP .

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Robust Slate of Professional-Development Courses Available to NBAA2013 Attendees
Attendees of NBAA2013 will again have the opportunity to participate in one or more of six Professional Development Program (PDP) courses held in conjunction with the event. Aimed at business aviation professionals seeking to advance in their careers, PDP courses provide the education and information necessary to prepare them for management roles within their respective companies. Learn more about the PDP courses offered in conjunction with NBAA2013 .

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NBAA FLIGHT PLAN PODCAST

Performance Management Systems Help Ensure Professionalism

One of the most effective ways to combat behavioral drift, according to NBAA Safety Committee member Bill Grimes, is to establish a performance management system, which looks at the policies and procedures an organization has in place and how they are being followed at a snapshot in time.

Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more tips on maintaining professionalism.

 


NBAA EVENTS

 

Sept. 12, 2013
Business Aviation Regional Forum
Chicago, IL

Sept. 25, 2013
Webinar: Fatigue Risk Management Simplified
1:00 p.m. ET

Oct. 20, 2013
PDP Course: Capitalize on Human Resources
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Emergency Response and Family Assistance Planning for Business Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Human Factors in Corporate Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Management Fundamentals in Flight Departments Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 20–21, 2013
PDP Course: Enhancing Productivity Through Business Aviation
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 22–24, 2013
Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013)
Las Vegas, NV

Oct. 25–26, 2013
PDP Course: Flight Operations Manual Workshop
Las Vegas, NV

Jan. 14–17, 2014
Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
New Orleans, LA

 






 

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